Put-in-Bay, Ohio


Island Wine Festival

October 1, 11:00 am5:00 pm 

Sample more than 200 foreign and domestic wines, including island wines, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, and excellent wine. Sample tickets are sold at the door and in the tent. Purchase a full bottle to take home. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Winery Winery tours and a large silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Sociescreen-shot-2016-09-22-at-10-53-12-amty are some of the activities.

Find your Island


It’s the end of summer is here and that means most all island businesses are open every day through the end of September.  The Miller Ferry  is running its full Summer Schedule and the Jet Express is now operating it’s weekend schedule. Put-in-Bay Air Taxi is operating and all of our gifts shops, attractions, restaurants, bars and taverns are open daily ! The post office, airport, gas station, hardware store, grocery store, the Put-in-Bay Taxi and several other businesses are open as well.

It’s a great time to plan your 2016 visit to Put in Bay by using our online Put-in-Bay island Guide. There are lots of things to do during the day, including Kids Programs and Ranger Talks at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. We have two wineries to tour, two caves to explore, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, golf, historic home tours, a butterfly house, miniature golf, a great museum to tour, a wildlife center, a nature preserve, a walking trail, a beautiful park overlooking the downtown harbor, and lots of fun places to shop for a souvenir of your day at Put in Bay.

A Put-in-Bay Day

All that activity is sure to make you hungry! We’ve got great places to eat and everyone has something that’s special to them. From pizza and sandwiches, to lobster, steaks, perch and walleye, you’ll find something you’ll love for lunch and dinner. A lot of eateries also serve breakfast and most restaurants post their menus and specials outside so you can preview your choices.
Now that you’re full and you’ve visited some of the sights, and shopped for souvenirs to take home to family and friends, enjoy the many different entertainers who play the many venues here at Put-in-Bay.
You can pack a lot of fun into your day trip to Put-in-Bay!
Hop aboard the Jet Express or the Miller Ferry for a fun ride across the lake to the Lake Erie Island’s favorite spot to relax, unwind and have fun! Click on their links to see their schedules.
If you’re a “day tripper” this visit to Put-in-Bay, stop by the Put-in-Bay Chamber offices in the Depot and pick up information on our many lodging choices. Make a reservation at one of our many hotels, bed & breakfasts, cottages, villas, homes, suites, condos or our state park campgrounds, and extend your next visit and enjoy the island life here on South Bass Island in the Lake Erie Islands.
Plan your 2016 visit to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island now by browsing our website. You can download our 2016 Island Visitor Guide and you can also pick up a printed guide at a local AAA distributor.